Replace your Ensoniq or MPC sampler floppy drive with a SCSI2SD, RaSCSI, or ZipDrive, using the Internal Cable Kit. No more floppy disks, no more waiting for loading, no more lugging around extra pieces of equipment.
Supports the Ensoniq EPS, EPS 16-Plus, ASR-10/88, ASR-X; and the Akai MPC-60, MPC-3000, MPC-2000 and MPC-2000XL.
It's easy to install - takes most users about 1/2 hour to an hour. The Internal SCSI Cable Kit comes with all the custom cables and instructions.
If you choose to include a SCSI2SD with the Kit, it comes with a 3.5" standard floppy drive-sized tray so you can replace your floppy with the SCSI2SD.
- With all samplers, requires SCSI Interface to be already installed.
- (Ensoniq EPS/ASR only) If you plan to use this with a ZipDrive, please be aware that the 16-Plus with an Ensoniq-made SCSI Kit (the SP-1 or SP-2) may not be compatible. Click here for more information.
(Ensoniq EPS/ASR only) The only functional drawback of an internal drive (replacing the physical spot of the floppy) is that without the floppy drive, you cannot format a SCSI Drive from the Ensoniq itself. The OS is set up so when you boot off the SCSI unit, the FORMAT SCSI DRIVE function does not show. It was supposed to be some type of safety feature.
Workarounds include: finding an Ensoniq to format many disks at once, so you have them on-hand. Or, if you have a ZipDrive on your computer (it doesn't have to be SCSI), you can download Chicken System's Translator Free program from their web site and format the ZipDisk to Ensoniq format on that.
- (Akai MPC60/3000 only) Comes with a floppy power extension and two ferrite chokes to ensure less RFI interference.
- The Internal SCSI Cable Kit works on all ASR-X models, all ASR-10/88 models, and on all EPS's; as well as the Akai MPC-60 and MPC-3000.
Download the EPS/ASR Internal Cable Kit instructions here; it refers to ZipDrives but it also applies to the SCSI2SD or other units.
Download the ASR-X Internal Cable Kit instructions here; it refers to ZipDrives but it also applies to the SCSI2SD or other units.
This was formerly referred to - since 1996 - the Internal ZipDrive Kit. We recommend using SCSI2SD instead of ZipDrives.